Diaspora Engagement Peer Exchange Group (PEG)

Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
GCM 16
GCM 19

The Diaspora Engagement Peer Exchange Group (PEG), co-led by the Republic of Moldova’s Bureau of Diaspora Relations, aims to bring together practitioners, share knowledge and good practices, showcase your successes and learn from each other on strengthening engagement with diaspora for sustainable development.

This online discussion space allows members of the PEG to continue to discuss and share their knowledge and experiences, new developments and successes, or to ask particular questions to other experts relating to a new project or development in their work - in real time.

What is a Peer Exchange Group (PEG)? PEGs are small informal peer-to-peer discussion/exchange groups, held online (using Zoom and with translation). PEGs are continuous knowledge exchange and capacity development groups involving several countries on migration and development-related topics. Stakeholders share challenges, successes and lessons learned based on their experiences in migration and sustainable development (M&SD), while also learning from stakeholders in countries facing similar and dissimilar challenges. 

Participants: Local and national policymakers, migrants, diaspora organizations, private sector, civil society organizations, etc. working on diaspora engagement in BangladeshEcuadorJamaicaKyrgyzstanMoroccoNepalPhilippinesRepublic of MoldovaSenegalSerbiaTunisia.

This e-discussion is closed to members of the 11 countries in the Global IOM-UNDP Joint Programme on Making Migration Work for Sustainable Development (Phase III), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The Programme aims to harness the development benefits and reduce the negative effects of migration for host and home communities, migrants and their family members. 

Discussion Questions

  1. Has your country, organization, etc. ever provided grants to diaspora associations before? If so, what motivated you and what was the objective of the grants?
  2. Have you ever applied for or received grants for your diaspora association? If so, what other types of support (e.g., capacity building) did you receive?
  3. What lessons learned and tips do you have from your experiences providing or using grants for diaspora associations?
  4. What is a continued challenge that you are experiencing in ensuring effective use of these grants?
  5. What additional resources, information, guidance, etc. would support you to further establish and strengthen your grants programme for diaspora associations?

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Previous discussions

Past e-discussions brought together stakeholders from local governments, national authorities, Civil Society Organizations, academics, the international community and more to discuss such topics as forced displacement and sustainable development, the protection of migrant workers, how CSOs and other local actors can support city leadership on M&SD topics and more.